Writing on the Trail, with Tim Castner

This program is presented by SBWC  in partnership with Fruitlands Museum.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fruitlands Museum

102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, Massachusetts

Join local historian and writer, Tim Castner, for a walk— through time — down Prospect Hill to the shore of Glacial Lake Nashua. Learn how landscape clues can be combined with traditional documents to enrich our stories about the past. Tim’s experience as a history educator and his work with the Lancaster Town Forest Committee, Flats Mentor Farm, and Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area, gives him a unique perspective on the environmental history of the area. In this workshop, he will look at  the geologic history of the area with reference to the  indigenous, colonial, and early national history of Harvard and its environs. Participants will explore the varied landscapes of the Fruitlands property while participating in a series of brief writing exercises designed to stimulate thinking about both history and writing.

Tim Castner has worked as a history teacher for the past twenty years at Nashoba Regional High School. His publications include chapters on The Great Awakening and The Constitutional Convention in Conflicts in American History: A Documentary Encyclopedia, 8-Volume Set, and a recent collaboration with Paul D. Hanson for his book, A Political History of the Bible in America.

To Register, please visit the Fruitlands website.

Workshop Fee: $32 for members and $40 for non-members